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Old 03-05-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Eagle Crash Diorama

Here is my completed Eagle Crash diorama, featuring a Warp Eagle, MPC Eagle, and Eagle Gunship (my own design). More info at my website http://http://creativedioramas.com/2015/12/eagle-crash/

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Old 04-05-2016, 03:58 PM   #2
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They look great together.
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The figures are a nice touch. Say, any suggestions for inexpensive diorama trees?
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Marvellous, great stuff
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I was thinking about it, and I realize that one thing bothered me about it: would the alphans really use a ladder that long....and how would you fit it in an eagle?

Wouldn't some sort of hoist be in order? That seems to me the way they would do things.
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The figures are a nice touch. Say, any suggestions for inexpensive diorama trees?
I made the tree using the wound wire method outlined in "Terrain Modelling" by Richard Windrow. Basically you wind wires together to make the trunk and branches, coat with plaster or epoxy of your choice and finish with leaves (I used photo etch leaves). Inexpensive except for the leaves.

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I was thinking about it, and I realize that one thing bothered me about it: would the alphans really use a ladder that long....and how would you fit it in an eagle?

Wouldn't some sort of hoist be in order? That seems to me the way they would do things.
Folding ladder. I considered a hoist but the cable would be very thin in this scale and wouldn't photograph well.

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I really love this diorama- very well done!
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Old 14-05-2016, 02:42 PM   #9
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Appreciate the comments, thanks guys.

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Folding ladder. I considered a hoist but the cable would be very thin in this scale and wouldn't photograph well.

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So ironic...concern being the wires WOULDN"T be seen!
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Looking forward to seeing your winch diorama Ham Salad.

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Looking forward to seeing your winch diorama Ham Salad.

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Can't do them: my wife breaks any models I try to display. After she 'accidentally' broke two of my studio models, I don't try to display things anymore.

The only ones I have out are little ones I can put on a shelf out of her reach...which limits their size and complexity. Have been thinking of doing a forced perspective UFO landing site with mobiles,though: she'd have a hard time trying to break those die cast product enterprise models...
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I see, so you've never actually built a diorama.

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I see, so you've never actually built a diorama.

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Only for movies...and those I didn't do alone, so I didn't plan them out or choose materials. We used a lot of what was called 'fuller's earth', but I have no idea now where you get it: I think it might also be called 'diatomaceous earth. it was good for that work because it created dust that looked accurate in scale.

As I remember, we tended to reuse trees that had been built for other models a lot...I don't ever remember actually building them. That was along time ago though, back before 1990.

I did a couple years ago for hobby, which are lost to time. I seem to remember I did one of an x-wing crashed in the snow, had a hard time coming up with a way to make the snow look 'powdery' in scale, yet still not fall off the base.

But again, hard to keep something you built if it's not treated with care and respect it deserves.
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Old 25-05-2016, 12:41 AM   #15
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Powdery snow isn't that difficult; it's covered in the book I mentioned.

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Powdery snow isn't that difficult; it's covered in the book I mentioned.

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Yeah, it sounds pretty good. I ought to get that one.

The tree is nice, but most impressive is the grass: really hard to do convincing grass. It looks really natural.

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